Well. That was quite a summer….still trying to wrap my mind around that! I for one, while there were some really amazing and fun moments(I have met some really awesome people and solidified existing friendships! As it happens when you go through hardship…), am glad it’s over. The drama, the sketchy roommates, the various visits to the emergency rooms, and just all over bad situations.
This is possibly the best autumn we’ve had weather-wise in a long time. Normally fall goes by so quickly, it only seems as soon as the leaves turn colours, the trees are already bare. It’s been absolutely glorious to bike around the city, wind blowing in my face, red and yellow leaves falling down upon my head like snowflakes. I love how the rain dampens and flattens the leaves onto the concrete, leaving a dark imprint, staining the streets. The odour of the wet leaves and plants finishing their lifecycle invading my nostrils. The sight and smell of the many flowers: zinnias, nicotiana, snapdragons, wild perennial sunflowers, bright orange calendulas and blood red calla lilies. Still in bloom because of the exceptionally warm temperatures we’ve been blessed with. I love seeing all the plants in people’s front yards brimming with seeds that are ready to be harvested and stored for next season.
I am listening to This American Life, sipping beer, and writing, while waiting for the pear clafouti in the oven to finish baking. Surrounded by my plants and a purring cat by my side, I am content.
I am home.